The sad news is that Buffy The Vampire Slayer Is Being Rebooted Without Joss Whedon. This Is What Everyone Stated About It..
It’s scary to imagine that you went to bed last night and when you woke up in the morning, the internet had melted somehow. Well, we have received the confirmation that Warner Bros. is going ahead with a film reboot of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. It won’t be inappropriate to state that this news has been received badly.
To be fair, this is not exactly a fresh scoop as it had come out sometime back as to how they had plans of reviving the 1992 original film for a brand new one, however, we had thought that chapter was closed. Maybe it was just our wishful thinking.
Now, undoubtedly Buffy will make a big screen comeback and we have clarity about who are going to be the brains behind the new project. The project will be handled by Atlas Entertainment owned by Charles Roven who had produced The Dark Knight. As per the news, screenwriter Whit Anderson has already come on board the write the script for the new Buffy movie.
Let’s hear it from them what is their take on this.
Roven stated,“Whit approached us with an exciting idea about how to update Buffy. There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character’s return to the big screen. We’re thrilled to team up with Doug [Davison] and Roy [Lee] on a re-imagining of Buffy and the world she inhabits.
Details of the film are being kept under wraps, but I can say while this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be.”
Anderson had this to say, “I didn’t really watch much television at all, but I always watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that was the one show I would watch when I got home.
I just loved this character. I was the same age as Buffy and it was so rare to have a female lead character on TV in those days who was strong and capable and smart but also allowed to be feminine.”
While we are not denying that this might just end up as per the plan and result in a fantastic movie, but, what we are currently concerned about is the fact that this is a terrible idea.
First thing that you might have noticed is that we are not talking about the original 1992 film. Rather, our emphasis is on the iconic TV series by Joss Whedon which might serve as some sort of a platform for the proposed film.
That makes it even more critical that Joss Whedon is not associated with this project. He has constantly expressed his disinterest in joining any Buffy reboot plans, but, seems like the makers are going ahead without taking any inputs from him. Therefore, this might turn out to be an omelette without any eggs.
Another sensible and common feeling is that Buffy doesn’t even require a reboot at all. The 144 episodes of the TV series pretty much-covered everything including the Sun and the Moon and there is not a lot of compelling story lines left to be told. Also, we don’t need the reboot of any of those old stories because they were done well in the first place. Now as a final statement on this issue, let’s share with you what Whedon had to say when he heard this news.
In a conversation with EI Online, Whedon said, “This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths – just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.”
He further added “I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly”.
All we can say is that Joss Whedon is not the only one sighing upon hearing this!